STEERING PUMP (DETROIT DIESEL UNITS).
The steering pump Is a positive displacement
gear pump. It is located at the right rear of the Detroit
housing, two gears, four bearings, a front cover and a
rear cover. Pressure loading the front bearing assures
correct gear-to-bearing clearance.
operation, pressurized oil is directed to an area between
the front cover and bearings, forcing them toward the
gears. Pressure from the outlet side of the pump is
against the opposite side of the bearings. When the two
pressures are balanced,
a thin film of oil